IUPUI IndianapolisIUPUI is an urban campus that combines IU and Purdue programs. In the fall semester of 2005 its schools had a total enrollment of 29,933, including 21,438 undergraduates and 8,495 students in graduate and professional programs. IUPUI currently ranks among the 10 largest campuses in the nation that offer graduate professional degrees.
IUPUI University LibraryThe IUPUI University Library is a technology-based learning center that supports teaching and learning in a new Information Commons; at hundreds of workstations in the library; at computers throughout the campus; and in the homes of students, faculty, and staff.
The collection covers a wide range of academic disciplines—from liberal arts to science, engineering, and technology. The collection contains 4,145 subscriptions to electronic and print periodicals, more than 25,000 e-books, more than 1 million print and online volumes, and the Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library and Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives. The University Library also creates and hosts digital resources about the state of Indiana, including an electronic atlas and image collection.
The University Library information system hosts more than 350 computer workstations, permitting patrons to search for information through an extensive and sophisticated online research system. Word processing and other electronic applications are also available on these machines. The University Library has more than 500 general and graduate study carrels; 40 group-study rooms with seating for approximately 180; and class and meeting rooms, including a 100-seat auditorium.
University Information Technology Services at IUPUIUniversity Information Technology Services (UITS) at IUPUI supports the application, use, and development of information technology for research, teaching, and learning. Students have access to more than 500 public workstations on campus. UITS partners with academic schools on campus to provide consulting support in 16 student technology centers and operates another 2 centers as campus-wide resources. The network operations center for Abilene, the high-speed Internet2 backbone network, is located on the IUPUI campus, as is the network operations center for TransPAC, a high-speed network connecting the United States with countries in Asia and the Pacific Rim. The IUPUI campus also is home to the Cisco Networking Academy Training Center and the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Practice Lab. One of two such labs in the nation, the CCIE lab provides a testing environment for networking professionals worldwide who are candidates for certification as Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts.
Because Indiana’s government, business, industry, finance, health, service, and nonprofit organizations are centered in Indianapolis, the urban environment plays an important role as a learning resource for students enrolled in the informatics programs. Many of the state’s communication industries are concentrated in the capital city, and the larger organizations based here have made commitments to improve their communication and business processes through the use of information and information technology. IUPUI has established strong working relationships with both industry and government agencies in communications, information technology, and media arts and sciences.
IUPUI Honors ProgramThe IUPUI Honors Program offers special opportunities for academically superior students to do honors work or pursue department or general honors degrees. Undergraduates may enroll in independent study, H-Option courses, graduate courses, or designated honors courses. Students should check the Schedule of Classes for course offerings.
Students who have SAT scores of 1100 or above, rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class, or have a 3.30 grade point average are eligible to enroll in honors courses. For additional information on honors degrees, contact the Honors Office, University College 3140, at (317) 274-2660.